1. Principles and practices¶
This week I worked on defining my final project idea and started to getting used to the documentation process.
Potential project Ideas¶
I have had quite a few project ideas which are as follows:
- Prosthetic which can measure grip force
- Hand Shake improver(based on the same technique as above)
- Lamp which unfolds when it senses presence
- Slim credit card size drone with single rotor
- Robotic sting ray or snake
- Fog based hologram
- Harati(Aarti) Drone
Finally I have finalized on the following Project
A Coaster which can heat a cup of coffee or cool a beverage can using a peltier effect module. It will be an ideal setup on a workbench or a corner table. So, Ideally my project should heatup beverages to 60-80° Celcius and cool beverages down to 8-10° Celcius. In this project my main target is to show the design skills I have learnt over the course Ideally the enclosure could be 3d Printed from an ABS Plastic filament which can be convinient and cheap but it poses a few challenges like the temperature tolerances of enclosure for which milling it in wood could give the whole a nice aesthetic look and also be a good insulater of heat.
here is a cleaned up sketch.
Taking inspiration from the character Shoto Todoroki from Boku No hero Academia whose quirk is Half hot-Half cold I came up with this project.
Now, while I was researching I found that most of the projects were utilising only the cooling part of the peltier module(probably due to its inefficiency) but for my application a peltier effect is just the perfect solution.